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Date Added: Tue 17/01/2023

Product Manager (Outdoor Lighting)

Durham, DH1, UK
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Company: IMPERIAL RECRUITMENT GROUP

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £30000 - £65000/annum

Imperial Professionals are delighted to announce that we are working exclusively with an international leading supplier of integral lighting solutions. To recruit for a Product Manager (Outdoor lighting) on a permanent basis.

LOCATION: Durham

SALARY: Competitive Depending on Experience

HOURS: General office hours (Mon-Fri)

ROLE SUMMARY:

Primary responsibilities are to develop and lead the implementation of the product line strategy as part of the overall sustainable growth strategy of the brand within the Group. You will globally lead, manage and coordinate all product relevant activities of the outdoor portfolio with special focus on the goal definition for the product portfolio, creation of solid product briefs and provision of level one interface to all relevant stakeholders concerning product related topics.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Overall global Product Management responsibility for the dedicated product families of the brand

* Manage a global product portfolio of luminaires (including inherent software, hardware and services) throughout its entire life cycle with full responsibility for the profitability of the product families and in clear alignment with the company, application and sustainability strategy.

* Monitor and evaluate the performance of the portfolio with the brand to enable decision for investments.

* In close exchange with Market Intelligence and Sales, analyzes and tracks the global market, technology, competitor, and customer requirements and trends related to the product families' business and determining competitive attributes, prioritization and value propositions.

* Utilize global product- and competitor-analysis using state-of-the art methodologies & tools, to improve the product portfolio and provide cutting edge innovation with the ambition to lead the market with the dedicated product families.

* Identify customer needs, opportunities, technological trends and risks and formulating suggested positioning against competition.

* Develop and define the product strategy per family including short-, mid- and long-term roadmap, in line with brand and application strategy, in order to meet the agreed sales and/or market share targets. Ensure the implementation of strategy and roadmap in the market through proactive cooperation with sales, and R&D.

* Define, execute and moderate innovation workshops for the own product portfolio

* Responsible for delivering on-time and on-cost target customer focused products including ideation, product specification, and make-or-buy decisions whilst challenging the status quo to drive disruptive product breakthroughs by taking calculated risks.

* Define a core positioning for the product line and support the Brands for the development of a marketing plan and pricing strategy

* Drive strategic portfolio pricing in collaboration with the brands, and ensure sensible SKU complexity management across the global product portfolio

* Acts as interface between Sales, Brands, PMO and Product Development to achieve the desired outcomes for the customers and the Business Plan

* Initiates and manages global product launches (in alignment with Global Launch Management Head in PMO) and identifies customer needs and technology trends

* Internal and external product presentations and trainings for sales teams, customers and other stakeholders.

REQUIREMENTS:

* Min. bachelor's degree or comparable in engineering, innovation management and/or business administration, marketing or other related fields with profound technical understanding

* 3 years+ of business experience in an international team, in electronics, electro-mechanical equipment goods, consumer electronics or in electrical equipment or appliances' industries (B2B is a must)

* Previous lighting industry background, within sports and / or urban, architectural background is preferred but not essential

* In-depth experience in the positioning of products within markets for specific brands

* In-depth understanding and experience of how to shape, reposition, develop and rank a product portfolio of leading industry brands

* Excellent quantitative and analytical skills for current and future requirements of products to be covered

* Up-to-date knowledge of product management strategies, methodologies, tools and lean processes.

* Modern entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to lead, develop and motivate employees as well as colleagues, also decentralized and remote whilst acting in a modern matrix organizational set-up

* Have a team focused business mindset and be able to transfer between various topics in a fast paced corporate environment

* Willingness to travel (around 25% of his/her time) and support external market presence for the brand and its product offerings

For more information on this opportunity please feel free to contact Adam Pearson at Imperial Professionals
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